Monday, December 27, 2004

Retro video games 

Here's a question: why the heck hasn't Nintendo re-issued its classic NES games for the GameCube, like they've done with a few games for their current GameBoys?

GameCube sales have consistently lagged behind X-Box and Playstation 2 -- so the idea's probably been considered and rejected for some reason, or they would've done it. I can't imagine it wouldn't boost sales significantly.

In the GameCube game "Animal Crossing," you can play a couple of original NES games on an old Nintendo that your character acquires. They are perfect replicas of the original. This proves they could create stand-alone Super Mario Bros. or other classic games for today's system.

Nintendo was the undisputed video game king for a while, and they need to cash in on the generation (mine) that loved those games. There's been a resurgence of interest in the old stuff, with people buying clunky NES systems on Ebay, and even Nintendo clothes and accessories. They would be silly to not get all they can out of this trend.

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